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  • Summary: Welcome to the unique turn-based strategy game set in the strange, flat world of the Square. Lead one of 12 distinct civilizations to victory by expanding your empire, researching technologies and ultimately become ruler of the world! Play in single-player or multiplayer mode for up to 12 players.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 5, 2021
    85
    With its randomized maps, a variety of civilizations to choose from, and multiplayer as an accessible option, The Battle of Polytopia is surprisingly replayable. On top of that, being available for mobile devices, you can play it anywhere you go. Truly, The Battle of Polytopia is the pocket-sized 4X that I never knew I needed until I played it.
  2. Mar 9, 2021
    85
    It’s hard to come up with many serious complaints about Polytopia. Would more game modes be nice? Would I like a few more units? Would I have appreciated more diversity between civilizations? Well...maybe. Part of the game’s charm is its simplicity. The game doesn’t pretend to be something more complicated than it is, and adding much more would start to push the game too far in the awkward space between casual and hardcore. Polytopia probably isn’t going to be your next Civilization or Stellaris, but if you’re looking for something a bit more laid back, there’s a lot here to enjoy.
  3. 70
    While it’s going to be a little too simplistic for some people, it’s a very good game if you’re looking to introduce somebody else to strategy games, then it might well be the perfect chance to do so.
  4. Feb 27, 2021
    60
    The multiplayer component is the key selling point here as quick multiplayer strategy matches sound fun, yet even that is hurt by the apparent lack of an active online player base. All of these issues leave The Battle Of Polytopia as a title that doesn't have enough options and content to make it worth going to war for.
  5. Mar 16, 2021
    60
    The simple gameplay of Battle of Polytopia is actually a pretty fun breakdown of the genre - the problem is ultimately its simplicity is its undoing. Despite what it says or looks like, every starting race is nearly the exact same, which is a huge missed opportunity to diversify them. Battles late-game are very dry. For some casual players it is a fun romp, but anyone looking for depth or longevity won't find it here.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. Apr 6, 2022
    10
    I am enjoying every second of it, greatest Strategy game i ever played would recommend to all ages
  2. Mar 8, 2021
    10
    Amazing turned-based strategy game! Very fun gameplay and good amount of content with all the tribes that all have their own unique stuff!Amazing turned-based strategy game! Very fun gameplay and good amount of content with all the tribes that all have their own unique stuff! Overhaul, very nice game (maybe a bit too expensive) and I have a lot of fun playing it :) Expand
  3. Feb 4, 2022
    9
    Simple strategy game that got my heart a few years ago. It's still fun to play.
  4. Aug 31, 2020
    8
    Polytopia is an addictive strategy turn based game. the Reasons that ı love this game is have very basic mechanics and cute poly graphics.
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    Polytopia is an addictive strategy turn based game. the Reasons that ı love this game is have very basic mechanics and cute poly graphics.
    İf you love thi genre you need to try this game
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  5. Nov 27, 2020
    7
    I really love this one. Highly recommend it if you're a fan of turn-based strategy. A friend of mine recommended it to me as "CivilizationI really love this one. Highly recommend it if you're a fan of turn-based strategy. A friend of mine recommended it to me as "Civilization without all the **** and I absolutely agree. Super streamlined turn-based strategy. A game can end in less than 10 turns. But that's hard to do and games generally go to turn 30-50. It has a level of complexity that makes each playthrough unique in the same way that each game of chess is unique. But also like chess, simple enough rules that you can jump in quickly. But takes some logic to figure out how to master. I feel like there's some amount of luck happening that I don't really like. I think the balancing between tribes is surprisingly good. But the starting location will make or break your playthrough, and there's a huge bit of luck going on there that I wish could be leveled out a bit bettter. That said, I love it and have already put a couple hundred hours into the game both on my computer and on my phone. Highly recommend it if you're a fan of turn-based strategy. Expand
  6. May 8, 2021
    7
    Basically Civilization but simplified... like a lot, but it works well as a game and is fun to play while listening to music.